2018 LEDGE Adams Ranch Vineyard
2018 Adams Ranch Vineyard
65% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Roussanne
Paso Robles, Willow Creek AVA
The Adams Ranch was established in the mid 70's but was first planted in 2005 to purely to Rhône varietals, beginning with Estrella clone Syrah propogated from the Bone Rock terraces at James Berry Vineyard. The vineyard has expanded acre by acre to include Grenache, Mourvédre, Roussanne, Cinsaut, Counoise, and Grenache Blanc. The wines have been lauded for their elegance, gorgeous aromatics and stylish commitment to a sense of place.
From a cooler, sandy site not farm Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, the 2018 Syrah Adams Ranch is another perfumed, finesse-driven beauty that has more in common with a Côte Rôtie from James than your normal Paso Robles Syrah. Pretty raspberry fruits, wildflowers, olive, and subtle peppery notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, elegant red that shines for its complex, nuanced style more than overt power. -Jeb Dunnuck 93-95 pts